Quality Hotel Hobart Midcity
Cnr. Elizabeth & Bathurst Stre
Hobart, TS 7000
Phone: (61) 3 62346333
Fax: (61) 3 62310898
Cnr. Elizabeth & Bathurst Stre, Hobart, TS, AU, 7000
- Phone: (61) 3 62346333
- Fax: (61) 3 62310898
The Royal Tennis Courts, or Real tennis courts are located in former stables in Davey Street. Built in 1875, the Hobart court was the first in Australia. Royal Tennis had its origins in the streets, monasteries and chateaux of France as early as the 13th century. The game reached England in the mid 14th century but it was not until 1599 that they recorded the rules. Today Hobart has many top players, several of whom have been world champions.
Splash the day away, irrespective of the weather, in the balmy indoor environs of the Tattersalls Hobart Aquatic Centre. Small children will love the whale slide and the water jets, which will keep them amused for hours. The Center is divided into three main areas, which include a full Olympic-size 50 meter (164.04 feet) swimming pool and diving boards; a 25 meter (82.02 feet) lap pool; and the kids area where the water does not get deeper than adult waist level. A large water slide is also available for the bigger kids or adults. The Center has its own shop/cafe. Please check the website for timings.
Are there better situated tennis courts anywhere in the world? With views from the mountain to the sea, the Domain Tennis Centre is the home of Tasmanian tennis. Its 22 courts cater for both social and professional players. Each year, January sees the Women's International Tournament - an event that is a training ground for champions. The club rooms have a bar and are available for hire. Social tennis is played on Tuesday and Thursday mornings between 9a and noon. At other times, guests may play for an hourly rate. The pro shop has a stringing facility, racquets, and clothing for sale.
Two heated pools, a spa and sauna make this leisure center the ideal place to soothe jangled nerves. Forget the snow on the mountain outside, there is a banana tree growing in the temperature controlled rooms. Visiting sporting teams have discovered that there is nothing quite like these facilities in Hobart as they can be booked by private groups, as well as by casual swimmers. All ages from toddlers to seniors can learn to swim or just enjoy the lap pool.
Home of hockey in southern Tasmania, the Tasmanian Hockey Centre offers excellent playing conditions on three fields. Although mostly used for domestic games, the Astroturf pitches and night lighting ensure that interstate and occasionally international games, can be played here. A kiosk and a bar see to the refreshment needs of spectators. Seating is not under cover, so it is usually necessary for spectators to rug up well. Admission: A small charge applies for some matches. Call for details.
All the family, and especially the kids, will enjoy a trip to Rosny Mini Golf. There are two separate recently updated 18-hole courses to test your skills. This outdoor venue offers obstacles on every hole to make achieving a good score both frustrating and fun. There is a variety of clubs in sizes to suit all members of the family. Snacks and drinks are available on site if all the golfing action makes your tummy rumble.
From the estuary with the distinctive Old Iron Pot Lighthouse and busy recreational and shipping traffic, to the peaceful and picturesque waters further north, this river is an intrinsic part of the city and the lifeblood of the Derwent Valley. The river offers the visitor a unique way to see attractions such as Incat Catamaran Company, Cadbury Schweppes Chocolate Factory and Moorilla Vineyard. The Cruise Company offers excellent combination cruise/attraction tours. Further north there are lovely riverside picnic spots, opportunities for a gentle introduction to white water rafting and along the river's length the fishing is excellent.
Whether you are an experienced skater, a novice teetering around the edge, or a spectator, Glenorchy Ice Rink is the place to put on your skates. The public sessions see all levels of skill on display but the center can also be booked privately. This is the home of the Ice Hockey Association and where figure skaters aspire to stardom. The kiosk provides snacks, there is equipment for sale and skates can be sharpened.
The summer months see the Glenorchy War Memorial Aquatic Leisure Centre come to life with families and swimmers enjoying the facilities. An Olympic pool for laps and a water slide for the children ensure that everyone has something to keep them happy. The grassed area is comfortable for picnics, but there is tiered seating too.
Explore the scenic and peaceful foothills of Mount Wellington on these well educated school horses. Safe, picturesque riding tracks make this an enjoyable experience. Rides are escorted well-qualified instructors. The Riding School, Cheval Equitation Centre, has extensive facilities with a full size sand arena. Individual and group tuition are available, with dressage a specialty. Adults and children are catered for, whilst cost depends on skill and activity, and there is a well-equipped and comfortable tack room. Barbecues are available for that post-ride lunch.
Like many countries and territories from around the world, Hobart is rich with history. What better way to experience and better understand the history than to enjoy a live show whilst walking around historical buildings about Hobart and its' history? A play entitled "Louisa's Walk" focuses on a female convict brought to Tasmania, and her trails and tribulations of life on this island. You will get to learn about her chilling past as Louisa’s story unfolds. If you fancy history and theater, enjoy them both in this vibrant presentation. Be sure to call ahead for availability and show times, which can vary from time to time.
Located on the Equestrian Drive, Equestrian Tasmania is controlled by the Equestrian Federation Of Australia. Providing facilities of top class, the center offers coaching and training, free trials and riding opportunities to equestrian aficionados. Open for people of all age groups, the center is further developing to meet international standards.